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Taskbar - PC-style productivity for Android

6.0 for Android
4.1 | 500,000+ Installs | Reviews

Braden Farmer

Description of Taskbar - PC-style productivity for Android

Taskbar puts a start menu and recent apps tray on top of your screen that's accessible at any time, increasing your productivity and turning your Android tablet (or phone) into a real multitasking machine!
Taskbar supports Android 10's Desktop Mode, allowing you to connect your compatible device to an external display and run apps in resizable windows, for a PC-like experience! On devices running Android 7.0+, Taskbar can also launch apps in freeform windows without an external display. No root required! (see below for instructions)
Taskbar is also supported on Android TV (sideloaded) and Chrome OS - use Taskbar as a secondary Android app launcher on your Chromebook, or turn your Nvidia Shield into an Android-powered PC!
If you find Taskbar useful, please consider upgrading to the Donate Version!
Simply tap the "Donate" option at the bottom of the app (or, on the web, click
• Start menu - shows you all applications installed on the device, configurable as a list or as a grid
• Recent apps tray - shows your most recently used apps and lets you easily switch between them
• Collapsible and hideable - show it when you need it, hide it when you don't
• Many different configuration options - customize Taskbar however you want
• Pin favorite apps or block the ones you don't want to see
• Designed with keyboard and mouse in mind
• 100% free, open source, and no ads
Desktop mode (Android 10+, requires external display)
Taskbar supports Android 10's built-in desktop mode functionality. You can connect your compatible Android 10+ device to an external display and run apps in resizable windows, with Taskbar's interface running on your external display and your existing launcher still running on your phone.
Desktop mode requires a USB-to-HDMI adapter (or a lapdock), and a compatible device that supports video output. Additionally, certain settings require granting a special permission via adb.
To get started, open up the Taskbar app and click "Desktop mode". Then, just tick the checkbox and the app will guide you through the setup process. For more information, click the (?) icon in the upper-right hand corner of the screen.
Freeform window mode (Android 7.0+, no external display required)
Taskbar lets you launch apps in freeform floating windows on Android 7.0+ devices. No root access is required, although Android 8.0, 8.1, and 9 devices require an adb shell command to be run during initial setup.
Simply follow these steps to configure your device for launching apps in freeform mode:
1. Check the box for "Freeform window support" inside the Taskbar app
2. Follow the directions that appear in the pop-up to enable the proper settings on your device (one-time setup)
3. Go to your device's recent apps page and clear all recent apps
4. Start Taskbar, then select an app to launch it in a freeform window
For more information and detailed instructions, click "Help & instructions for freeform mode" inside the Taskbar app.
This app uses Accessibility services.

What's New with Taskbar - PC-style productivity for Android 6.0

Taskbar now has full support for Android 10's desktop mode! Requires a USB-to-HDMI adapter (or a lapdock), and a compatible device that supports video output.
See xda's excellent writeup here: https://www.xda-developers.com/taskbar-samsung-dex-desktop-mode-android-10/
Also, see the changelog detailing many more new features here: https://github.com/farmerbb/Taskbar/blob/201/CHANGELOG.md


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    There should be a option in which it shows only background running applications than also which are not running in background 😬 I will make it 5 when you add it
    2020-10-02 04:15
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    I left a bad review for this once and I was wrong. Great app switcher/'recents' replacement and Tasker integration to make it even better.
    2020-10-01 10:29
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    Best productivity app, and it has no ads. This app is so good, if you want a more PC like device, get this. It is so very useful!
    2020-09-23 09:04
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    Pretty nice. Really like being able to have a flexible Taskbar that can be "out of the way." Wish there was a way to adjust the width....
    2020-09-16 01:22
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    Can't change the bar's size or easily move it around by just holding and moving. it blocks the entire side pf the screen even tho there are only two or three apps open. Useless.
    2020-09-13 12:20
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    Wow. Exactly what I was looking for with no ads? I had nearly given up hope in finding what u was a tussle looking for. But this app is genius, and perfect. AND NO ADS OMG. This developer is a saint.
    2020-08-28 08:20